Virginia's Judicial System


Fredericksburg General District Court

15th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Laura Leanne Hatch
email: LHatch@vacourts.gov

Phone/Fax


Courts Information Line: 540-372-1042
Civil: (540) 372-1044
Crim/Traf: (540) 372-1043
Fax: Civil: (540) 370-1729
Fax: Crim/Traf: (540) 372-1228

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


701 Princess Anne Street Suite 200
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Judges

  • Hon. Robert Eric Reibach, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David B. Caddell Jr.
  • Hon. Hugh S. Campbell
  • Hon. John S. Martin
  • Hon. Richard T. McGrath
  • Hon. J. Bruce Strickland

Court Schedule

Arraignments & Bond Hearings
   Tues. & Thurs., 8:30 a.m.
Criminal & Traffic Misdemeanors
   Tues. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m.
Shoplifting Cases
   1st Tues., 9:30 a.m.
Preliminary Hearings
   Tues. & Thurs., 10:30 a.m.
Traffic Infractions
   1st, 3rd, & 4th Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Animal Violations and Parking Tickets
   3rd Wed., 9:00 a.m.
Dangerous Vicious Dog
   3rd Wed., 10:00 a.m.

Civil
   1st & 3rd Mon.
     8:30 a.m., Attorney cases & regular filing plaintiffs
     9:30 a.m., Special plaintiff warrant returns
     10:00 a.m., Special plaintiff warrant returns (3rd Mondays 
        only)
     10:30 a.m., Special plaintiff warrant returns
   Small Claims Court
     1st Monday, 1:00 p.m.
   2nd & 4th Mon.
     8:30 a.m., Unlawful detainers
     9:30 a.m., Special plaintiff interrogatories
   1st & 3rd Wed
     8:30 a.m. Motions
     9:00 a.m. Trials
   2nd Fri.
     9:30 a.m., Mary Washington Hospital cases only
     10:30 a.m., Mary Washington Hospital trials only
   Trials
     1st Mon., 1:30 p.m.
     2nd Mon., 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
     3rd Mon., 1:00 p.m.
     4th Mon., 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk subsequent continuances granted by Judge on motion.